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Density and Speed of Sound Measurements of Two Synthetic Aviation Turbine

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Author(s)

Stephanie L. Outcalt, Tara J. Fortin

Abstract

Rising prices and the uncertain supply of petroleum based aviation fuels have led to an interest in substitute fuels made from non-petroleum sources. Synthetic isoparaffinic kerosenes (S-IPK) are among the most promising alternatives. Two instruments were used to measure the density and speed of sound of two synthetic aviation fuels, one derived from natural gas and one from coal. In one instrument, measurements of density and speed of sound were carried out at ambient pressure (0.083 MPa) from 278.15 K to 343.15 K. The second instrument was used to make density measurements of the compressed liquids from 270 K to 470 K with pressures to 50 MPa. The density measurements are correlated within 0.1 % with a modified Tait equation, and adiabatic compressibilities are derived from the density and speed of sound data at ambient pressure. Data reported here are compared to previously reported data for another synthetic aviation fuel, S-8.
Citation
Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data
Volume
56

Keywords

Adiabatic Compressibility, Compressed Liquid, Density, S-8, Speed of Sound, synthetic isoparaffinic kerosenes

Citation

Outcalt, S. and Fortin, T. (2011), Density and Speed of Sound Measurements of Two Synthetic Aviation Turbine, Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, [online], https://doi.org/10.1021/je200284q (Accessed July 14, 2024)

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Created June 29, 2011, Updated June 2, 2021